Product Code: LHomo
Process time: 5 to 7 business days
Process method: The methodology for homocysteine is by Fluorescence Polarization Immuno Assay (FPIA).
CPT code: 82131
Special instructions: None
Rejection causes: Gross Hemolysis
Patient prep: None
Specimen volume: 1 mL serum
Minimum volume: 0.5 mL
Collection container: SST or red-stopper tube
Transport container: Plastic transport tube
Transport instructions: Refrigerate or freeze
Collection instructions: Click here for PDF
Normal values: Reference values established in our laboratory are 5 to 15 umol/L
Reference one: Clarke R., Daly L., Robinson K., et. al. Hyperhomocysteine: An independent risk factor for vascular disease. N Engl J Med, 1991, 324:1149-55.
Reference two: Caffaneo, M. Hyperhomocysteine, Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis. Thromb Haemost, 1998, 81:165-76.
Reference three: Herman, W. The importance of hyperhomocysteinemia as a risk factor for diseases: an overview. Clin Chem Lab Med, 2001, 39(8):666-74.
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